Killer Sprouts

Alfalfa sprouts — that natural food beloved of vegetarians and the Birkenstock set — can be dangerous to your health. Recently the FDA put out a warning about cases of bacterial contamination of sprouts, which are grown under conditions that sometimes encourage salmonella and harmful types of e. coli. NPR's Dan Charles reports on efforts by sprout growers to restore faith in their product, which is suffering serious setbacks in the market since the FDA's warning.



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